Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Almost forgot!!



I wanted to mention that I got accepted to present at the National EHDI (Early Hearing Detection and Intervention) conference in New Orleans!! It's Feb 25th-26th and I couldn't be more excited! There's a amazing woman named Janet DesGeorges who has a daughter who is hard of hearing, like Anna. Janet is Hands & Voices Outreach Director Executive Director, Colorado Families for Hands & Voices. Here's her bio. We've known each other since I think 2002 when I first presented for EHDI in Washington, D.C. and have always talked of getting together to present. Well, we're now getting our chance. We will be talking about our kids with mild/moderate hearing loss and what they need or how their challenges are different. Janet is really my idol and I hope to accomplish what she has with her daughter and what she's managed to do from "just being a parent"!! Just a shame we're going to miss Mardi Gras!!


I found the coolest charms. The are EARS! Yep. An ear shaped charm! I made a bracelet tonight with one of them, what do you think?

5 comments:

Mom to 5...Daughter of the King said...

Melissa, That is wonderful news! You are being used to do mighty things! And I love the bracelet!!

Aunt Cheryl said...

Congrats again on being accepted to present in New Orleans! And I love the braclet.

Kate said...

Oh my gosh...I love the ear charms! That's totally a Kate thing. Haha. I may have to have you make me something that I can give as Christmas presents to the other audiology externs with those charms on them. Have you ventured into the world of keychain making yet with your beads??? Haha.

Melissa said...

Kate

I haven't, but I'm sure it wouldn't be too hard for me to do them. I've been looking for ear charms since APRIL, so I was thrilled to finally find them and for a decent price. Let me know if you want something made and what colors/type of beads. I'd sooner be making bracelets and keychains instead of doing laundry!!

Kate said...

I'll for sure let you know! I'm sure the other externs would love them!